How do I remove a stain from the screen of my HD TV?

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Caused by spraying on a cleaner

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 29, 2018

    Use eyeglass cleaner and a damp microfiber cloth. If that doesn't work, see if you can find a Norwex dealer and purchase one of their glass cleaning cloths.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Nov 29, 2018

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Mix up a solution of half alcohol and half distilled water. Pour your mixture into a spray bottle. Spritz a small but even amount onto a lint-free cloth. Use a circular motion to gently wipe the whole surface. Apply even pressure and work from one side to the other.

    Hope this helps!

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    • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Dec 03, 2018

      You actually can use it as long as you make sure you’re using the right chemical. Don’t use ethyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, ethyl acid, ammonia, or methyl chloride — only isopropyl alcohol. You would also need to make sure the alcohol content is not greater than the water content, & never spray the solution directly on the TV.


  • William William on Nov 29, 2018

    First and foremost, do not use any chemical products on an LCD screen. Especially do not use a common window cleaner (Windex, etc.) or anything with alcohol or ammonia in it. These are going to mess up the protective layer on your fancy TV screen. Windex was OK on the good old tube TVs, but has to stay away from the delicate screens of LCD, LED and Plasma TVs.


    Do it before turning your TV on, or make sure to have your TV off for around 15 minutes and completely cooled down before you go to clean it in any way. Otherwise, you’re going to run into evaporation issues with your cleaning solution and notice that it is very difficult to keep streaks from forming. Plus, it’s much easier to clean an all-black background rather with than the jerky movements and colors that most programming is comprised of.


    Spraying your LCD screen directly with cleaning solution is not a good plan. The ultimate sin would be to over-use a cleaning solution. Too much liquid usually means streaking. Don’t over-saturate your cleaning cloth either. A few gentle sprays will suffice to make your TV shine like the day you got it out of the box.


    Get a bottle of distilled water (no tap water).

    Pick up a spray bottle.

    Get some microfiber cloth. Stay away from paper towels and any other wood-based papers as they could leave fine scratches on the screen.

    Turn the set off and let your plasma screen (or any screen) fully cool down. Hot Screens and streaking usually go hand-in-hand on LEDs, etc.

    Fill the spray bottle with distilled water. Spray your microfiber cloth (not the screen).

    Gently wipe the screen in a circular motion with the cloth until the screen is clean and dry. There should not be any streaks if you did everything right. Once done with the cleaning, DRY the cleaned area with the drier portion of your cloth.

    If water is dripping down the screen into the electronics, you over saturated. Go section by section on your large display, and re-spray the cloth when you find wiping is too dry (rather than soaking the cloth with water on the outset).

    Repeatedly the process until you are satisfied with your newly clean LCD screen.

    • Elizabeth Reynolds Elizabeth Reynolds on Dec 01, 2018

      T.Y. for your response....I did try water, but not distilled...also an electronics glass cleaner on microfiber, which just darkened the original....Thanks for the caution about alcohol..I was going to try that......

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Nov 29, 2018

    If your cleaner etched the screen, I don't believe theres any way to fix it.


  • Elizabeth Reynolds Elizabeth Reynolds on Dec 01, 2018

    Thank you all! I didn't think of distilled water..I tried an electronics glass cleaner which only darkened it...but Kathy, what is Norwex? I will Google it...I appreciate all responses...

  • William William on Dec 01, 2018

    Norwex is some kind of super special microfiber cloth. Antibacterial and chemical free.